Velvet Trim Pillow

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Brittany of brittanyMakes provides an easy tutorial for how to sew a velvet trimmed pillow without the hassle of cord or piping. Brittany used a velvet ribbon to create her lush trim. While the softness and warmth of velvet is perfect for the holidays and cold winters, its elegance extends throughout the year!

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Happy New Year and Top Ten of 2012

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As we all celebrate the beginning of a new year, Knock of Décor also celebrates its second birthday. I am so grateful for all of you who visit each day to get your knock-off fix and make this site the great success that it is.

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I love that I get to showcase such amazing talent and would like to recognize the top ten projects featured on KOD during 2012 according to page views. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane…

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Checkerboard Butcher Block

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Kristen from Lipstick and Sawdust made this gorgeous checkerboard butcher block from maple and oak as a Christmas gift. The hardwood board is finished with a special butcher block oil so it’s completely food safe. It turned out so beautifully, Kristen ended up making two more!

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Pewter Tray with Bird

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Morena from Morena’s Corner unveils her secret for making plastic look like high end pewter. It only took Morena some paint to glam out this once flowery dollar store tray. With metallics looking hot for 2013, this is a must-try technique!

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Metallic New Year’s Plate

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At the beginning of each new year, Bethany from Pitter and Glink is always filled with hope for good things to come. When she saw a holiday plate from Bloomingdale’s that featured the word “hope,” she just had to knock if off. Bethany used a dollar store plate and some paint pens to recreate the festive plate in less than ten minutes!

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Monogram Applique Pillow

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Jaime from That’s My Letter created this lovely monogrammed pillow for her neighbor’s living room. With the beautiful script font and flanged edge, Jaime’s pillow looks like it came straight from Pottery Barn. Best of all, Jaime breaks down the applique steps in a straightforward, easy-to-follow tutorial so you can make your own!

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Tree Trunk Candles

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Melissa of The Happier Homemaker loves all the tree bark candles she’s been seeing around. When her husband cut down a tree in their backyard, she knew it was the perfect opportunity for a little DIY fun! Melissa cut a small trunk into the desired sizes and then drilled holes to insert votives. She says, “This was a fast, no cost project and made a great centerpiece!”

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Doll Bunk Bed

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Many little girls are still beaming with joy over the beloved dolls they received for Christmas. Wouldn’t they go gaga over having a special bed just for those dolls? Jaime at That’s My Letter teamed up with Ana White to build this adorable doll-size bunk bed complete with a slatted design and cushioned mattress and bedding. How sweet is this?!?

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